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Channa (Chole) Masala

Channa (Chole) Masala

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 60

Total Time : 65

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • Kabuli Channas/Garbanzo Beans 2 cups

  • Water 8 cups

  • Tea Bags 2 nos

  • Black Cardamom 1 nos

  • Bay Leaf 1 nos

  • Cinnamon Stick 1 piece

  • Salt – To Taste 1 pinch

  • Oil 1.5 tsp

  • Hing/Asafoetida 1/8 tsp

  • Crushed Tomatoes 400 gms

  • Channa/Chole Masala 1 cups

  • Anardana 1/2 tsp

  • Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp

  • Chaat Masala 1/2 tsp

  • Amchur/Dry Mango Powder 1/2 tsp

  • Onions & Green Chilles – For Garnishing 2 nos

Directions

  • 01

    Soak The Channas Overnight.

  • 02

    Transfer The Channas And The Water It Has Been Soaking In Into The Pressure Cooker.

  • 03

    . Add In Cinnamon Stick, Bay Leaf, Black Cardamom, Teabags & Salt. Mix

  • 04

    Close Pressure Cooker And Allow It To Whistle Thrice, Lower Heat And Cook For Another 20 Min.

  • 05

    . Once Done, Allow The Pressure To Go Down And Then Open

  • 06

    Seperate The Water And The Channas, Do Not Discard The Water.

  • 07

    In A Pan, Heat Oil On Medium Heat.

  • 08

    Once Hot, Add In The Asafoetida And Right After That Add In The Crushed Tomatoes.

  • 09

    Cook Till The Tomatoes Seperate From The Oil

  • 10

    Add In The Channa Masala, Chaat Masala, Red Chilli Powder, Dry Mango Powder & Anardana Powder.

  • 11

    Mix Well

  • 12

    Add In The Channas/Chole And Mix Again.

  • 13

    Add In The Water That Had Been Set Aside, Little At A Time.

  • 14

    Mix Occasionaly And Cover And Allow The Channas To Cook.

  • 15

    Repeat The Process Till The Water Is All Consumed And The Consistency Of The Gravy Looks Good.

  • 16

    Garnish With Onions And Green Chillies.

  • 17

    Serve Hot With Puris, Bhaturas, Bread, Chapati, Parathas Or Naan. Tips: 1. Serve The Channa Masala With Tikkis Or Samosas. 2. If The Dish Is Too Sour, Add A Tsp Of Sugar To Balance Out The Flavor.

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